May SESSION Ends; Majority Leader Respicio’s Report

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Guam – Majority  Leader  and  Rules  Committee  Chair  Senator  Rory  Respicio  reports  that  during  the  final  day  of  Session,  senators  voted  on  the following  32  bills,  31  of  which  passed,  one  of  which  failed  passage,  and  one resolution was also approved. 

[Votes on each bill were 15 Yeas, 0 Nay, unless otherwise indicated.]

31 BILLS PASSED  

Bill No. 15-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POLICY FOR THE APPROVAL OF WORKFORCE HOUSING FACILITIES FOR TEMPORARY
WORKERS.

Bill No. 17-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE I MAGA’LAHEN GUÅHAN TO SELL SEVERED GOVERNMENT OF GUAM LOT 2417-3 TO ADJACENT PRIVATE LAND OWNER.

Bill No. 20-31 (COR) – AN ACT RELATIVE TO ZONING THE PROPERTY, CONSISTING OF TWO LOTS, LOT # 2176-1-4 AND LOT # 2176-1-R5, LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BARRIGADA, TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (M-1) TO ALLOW FOR COMMERCIALIZED USE OF THE PROPERTY.

Substitute Bill No. 23-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO EXPEDITE THE REPAIR OF SOUTHERN BRIDGES TO ALLOW FOR REASONABLE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SOUTHERN VILLAGES.

Bill No. 26-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO REZONE A CERTAIN PARCEL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TAMUNING FROM MULTI FAMILY DWELLING (R2) TO COMMERCIAL (C) ZONE.

Bill No. 27-31 (LS) –AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED Chapter 19 §19117 RELATIVE TO CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THOSE IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER.

Bill No. 50-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO REPEAL TITLE 3 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED CHAPTER 10 § 10129, “EARLY VOTING SERVICE TO THE
COMMUNITY.”

Substitute Bill No. 54-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO AMEND §7105, §16301(A), §16301(D) AND §16301(E) OF TITLE 3, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT; TO MANDATE THE SEPARATION OF LOCAL AND FEDERAL ELECTIVE OFFICES;
AND, TO MANDATE THE GUAM ELECTION COMMISSION ADOPT THE SAME POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL OFFICE ABSENTEE BALLOTS AS REQUIRED UNDER THE UNIFORM AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ABSENTEE VOTING ACT (UOCAVA), AS AMENDED BY THE MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTER EMPOWERMENT (MOVE) ACT.

*VOTE: 13 Yeas, 2 Nays (Speaker Won Pat & Senator Pangelinan)

Bill No. 68-31 (COR) – AN ACT RELATIVE TO LOT # 54-2 REM, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 1,161 SQUARE METERS, LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AGANA HEIGHTS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM’S ACCEPTANCE OF A DEEDED 10 FOOT EASEMENT PROPERTY AMOUNTING TO A 30 FOOT TOTAL EASEMENT PROPERTY, A GRANTING OF A SETBACK VARIANCE TO A TOTAL OF FOUR SIDES OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE DELETION OF THE DOTTED EASEMENT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE EXISTING LOT, RESULTING IN SOLVING A FIFTY EIGHT YEAR DISPUTE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AGANA HEIGHTS.

Substitute Bill No. 70-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH& SOCIAL SERVICES RELATIVE TO CHILD CARE CENTERS AND GROUP CHILD CARE HOMES, UNDER ARTICLE
1 OF CHAPTER 1, DIVISION 1, TITLE 26, GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS, AND IN CONFORMANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 – CHILD WELFARE SERVICES ACT, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

Bill No. 88-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO DIRECT THE GUAM ELECTION COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND UPDATE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES CONTAINED IN TITLE 6 (“ELECTIONS”) OF THE GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS (GAR); AND TO RECOMMEND
TO I LIHESLATURA ANY NECESSARY CHANGES TO TITLE 3 (“ELECTIONS”) OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED (GCA); ALL IN ADVANCE OF THE 2012 ELECTIONS.

Substitute Bill No. 89-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW § 4112 TO CHAPTER 4 OF DIVISION 1, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL FOR GUAM’S EARLY CHILDHOOD COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM.
Bill No. 95-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO AMEND §8103(A), CHAPTER 8, TITLE 17 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED RELATIVE TO EXPANDING THE CHAMORRO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CURRICULUM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Bill No. 96-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ZONE THE PREVIOUSLY UNZONED LOT NO. 2181-4NEW- R1NEW, LOT NO. 5200-3, AND LOT NO. 5199-1 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BARRIGADA TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL (M-1) ZONE.

*VOTE: 14 Yeas, 1 Nay (Senator Pangelinan)

Bill No. 97-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO REPEAL AND RE-ENACT §4502 OF 10GCA CHAPTER 4A; TO ADD A NEW §4510 TO 10GCA CHAPTER 4A; AND TO AMEND § 3231 OF 10GCA CHAPTER 3; RELATIVE TO THE CONTROL AND DISPOSITION OF A DEAD HUMAN BODY,
AND THE DUTY OF BURIAL.

Bill No. 101-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ADD NEW ITEMS (y) AND (z) TO §89.01, ITEM (i) TO §89.03, AND ITEMS (g), (h), (i) §89.05 ALL OF CHAPTER 89 OF 9GCA RELATIVE TO LIMITING ACCESS AND REGULATING THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING WEB SITES, INSTANT MESSAGING AND CHAT ROOMS BY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS.

Substitute Bill No. 102-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §89.13 TO CHAPTER 89 OF 9 GCA RELATIVE TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESSES OF REGISITERED SEX OFFENDERS.

Bill No. 105-31 (COR) – AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROVIDING THE PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES NECESSARY FOR THE CONDUCT OF ITS ACTIVITIES BY AMENDING §32302 (a),
(h) (4), AND (i), AND §32303 (b) AND (b) (7) OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 32 OF TITLE 17 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

Bill No. 106-31(COR) – AN ACT TO AMEND §3202(j) TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 19 GCA RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT FOR SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE BY A MAYOR OR VICE MAYOR.

Bill No. 108-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 20, BLOCK 9, DEDEDO VILLAGE EXTENSION, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO, FROM MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING (R-2) TO COMMERCIAL (C) ZONE

Bill No. 109-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO REZONE LOT NO. 13, TRACT 209, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DEDEDO FROM SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING (R-1) TO COMMERCIAL (C) ZONE.

Substitute Bill No. 111-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 70 TO DIVISION 6 OF TITLE 5, GUAM CODE ANOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL; TO ESTABLISHING THE GUAM INVASIVE SPECIES INSPECTION FEE AND FUND; AND TO AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ESTABLISH A BIOSECURITY DIVISION.

Bill No. 115-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW ITEM (H) TO § 75105 OF TITLE 21, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO REQUIRING TWO (2) APPRAISALS OF ANY PROPERTY TO BE LEASED.

Bill No. 116-31 (COR) – AN ACT TO APPROVE THE LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM AND THE GUAM NATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION.

Bill No. 122-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHO DISREGARD THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN ENTERING OR EXITING SCHOOL BUSES BY ADDING A NEW (d) TO §3336 OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED.

Bill No. 126-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO AMEND §8103 OF 5GCA RELATIVE TO ALLOWING THE RECORDING OF OPEN MEETINGS.

Bill No. 128-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REENACT GUAM CODE ANNOTATED TITLE 3: ELECTIONS § 7103.1, RELATIVE TO “ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES” AND “VOTER VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS (VVPB), AND TO DEFINE A “VOTER VERIFIED PAPER
BALLOT.”

Bill No. 135-31 (LS) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §10.17 TO CHAPTER 10, TITLE 8 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED; RELATIVE TO THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON CRIMES OF FIRST OR SECOND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT.

Amended Bill No. 152-31(COR) – AN ACT TO AMEND §§77109, 77110.1 THROUGH 77110.4, OF ARTICLE 1, TITLE 10 GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, AND TO REPEAL §77110.5 OF THIS ARTICLE RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIFORMED
MANAGEMENT POSITIONS WITHIN THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Amended Bill No. 155-31(COR) – AN ACT TO DE-APPROPRIATE THE SUMS APPROPRIATED AND TRANSFERRED BY I MAGA`LAHEN GUÅHAN DURING FISCAL YEARS 2004  THROUGH 2009 FOR EXPENDITURES RELATED TO THE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL FACILITY AND THE CLOSURE OF THE ORDOT DUMP AND TO RE-APPROPRIATE SAID SUM AMOUNT FOR THE PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY INCOME TAX REFUNDS FOR TAX YEAR 2009 AND PRIOR AND TO APPROPRIATE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000) TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE UMATAC AND MERIZO CEMETERIES.

Substitute Bill No. 157-31(COR) – AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §4121 TO CHAPTER 4, TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE SALARIES OF I MAGA’LAHEN GUÅHAN, I SEGUNDU MAGA’LAHEN GUÅHAN, AND THE SENATORS OF I LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN IN THE EVENT OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN CAUSED BY THE FAILURE TO ENACT AN ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORGANIC ACT.

*VOTE: 14 Yeas, 1 Nay (Senator Pangelinan)

1 BILL VOTED DOWN

Substitute Bill No. 140-31 (COR) – AN ACT RELATIVE TO PRIORITIZING THE PAYMENT OF INCOME TAX REFUNDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ACTS AT A RATE PROPORTIONAL TO REVENUE COLLECTIONS BY ESTABLISHING THE “PAY INCOME TAX REFUNDS FIRST ACT OF 2011”.

*VOTE: 7 Yeas, 8 Nays (Senators (Tony) Ada, Blas, Duenas, Mabini, Palacios, Rodriguez, Silva Taijeron, Yamashita / Note: Senator Rodriguez passed three times which counts as a “nay” vote.)

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

Resolution No. 24-31 (COR) – Relative to ensuring that the health, safety and quality of life of Guam’s community is preserved by requesting the Joint Region Marianas to implement noise mitigation measures to reduce the impact of military aircraft activities.